We are committed to providing a meaningful, well rounded and hands-on internship or volunteer experience. Ideal candidates should be personable, self-starters, resourceful, and organized in their specific talent. Taking self-initiative is necessary for working in a creative working environment. All backgrounds are welcomed. Interest in contemporary art, public art and community development is a plus.

We have volunteers that are able to commit to different degrees whether it be one time help, ongoing intermittent help or full time but short period of engagement. 

Areas to apply for include Arts Administration & Development, Communications & Social Media, Community Outreach & Programming, Photography, Urban Initiatives and Education.

 

Current Internship Opportunities

EDUCATION & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Working alongside the Director of Education & Public Engagement, this position will involve planning and developing educational curricula for upcoming exhibitions. The intern will provide support in the planning and implementing of all signature programs, new educational initiatives and public engagement. This involves outreach and dialogue with teachers, families, and community organizers; co-designing and coordinating public tours and visits to the exhibition site; developing arts activities for school tours; and facilitating art-making workshops and activities. Internship benefits include professional experience and involvement with NLE’s benefit this spring. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Help develop and implement Educational programming
Coordinate and assist with teaching groups of all kinds, including family and school activities, teen programming and community organization initiatives
Assist with outreach, promotion and research involving community partners, advisory board, and new education initiatives
Design and lead guided visits of NLE exhibitions and projects spaces 

QUALIFICATIONS

Good time management skills
Great communication skills
Exceptional writing skills
Comfort with Microsoft Word, Excel, Dropbox, Gmail, Mailchimp
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Interest or previous experience in arts education preferred
Bilingual language skills or fluency is a plus for working with community organizations 

TIME COMMITMENT: January–April (dates flexible), 2-3 days per week 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to internships@nolongerempty.org 


CURATORIAL-EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

Working alongside the Education Director, Education Fellow and Associate Curator, this position will involve social design research, project development and general information gathering for piloting a new storytelling initiative. This unique collaboration between curatorial and educational departments builds on the theme of neighborhood stories that intersect with visual culture, urban history and contemporary art. The intern will communicate NLE staff and community collaborators to promote, coordinate and assist with implementing this site-specific archival project. Internship benefits include professional experience and involvement with NLE’s first collaborative project on collecting and archiving oral histories relating to social issues, neighborhood history, and contemporary art.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct and present research on similar projects in areas of social design, archives, oral history in the arts and projects of similar theme or nature
Coordinate outreach involving community partners and advisory board
Liaise with project participants (NLE staff, community organizations, school groups, artists and cultural workers)
Oversee, prepare, promote and teach storytelling workshops
Coordinate methods for research, construction, display and preservation of story archive
Co-design and implement promotional campaign on social media, in print and online press
Assist with daily curatorial and education administrative tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

Good time management skills
Great communication skills
Exceptional writing skills
Comfort with Microsoft Word, Excel, basic sound editing and design programs.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Interest or previous experience in related field preferred
Bilingual language skills or fluency is a plus for working with diverse communities 

TIME COMMITMENT: January – April (dates flexible), 2-3 days per week

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter, writing sample and resume to internships@nolongerempty.org

 

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Interns & Volunteers

  • Ariela Kader

    Ariela Kader

    Ariela Kader (b. 1991, Costa Rica) is a conceptual and socially engaged artist, teaching artist, graphic designer, and photographer. She moved to New York to study Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design and received her BFA in 2013. After graduating, Kader started working as a Teaching Artist at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in TriBeCa and a photographer and Design Director’s Assistant in Brooklyn. Last summer, Kader attended two artist residencies, one in at Museo Islita in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and Picture Berlin in Berlin, Germany. In the past years, Kader has participated in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs/festivals such as Scope Art Miami, Art in Odd Places (NYC), Valoarte (CR), The Art of Collecting at the Children’s Musuem of the Arts (NYC), De Verde a Gris at Art Director’s Club and Conceived Without Sin at Radiator Gallery (NYC). ariela@nolongerempty.org / www.arielakader.com

Past Volunteers

  • Rockyatu Otoo
  • Shireen Abrishamian
  • Fahmina Ahmed
  • Eva Andersson
  • Ashley Barlett
  • Caroline Bauer
  • Ionit Behar
  • Thomas Bell
  • Julie Bell
  • James Biehl
  • Malina Boyreko
  • Ace Brown
  • Isabella Bruno
  • Ali Burnstein
  • Laura Burnstein
  • Kate Davis Caldwell
  • Charlotte Caldwell
  • Kelsey Cartwright
  • Mariya Chekmarova
  • Karen Chen
  • Olivia Chen
  • Kat Cohn
  • Julie Congo
  • Ellie Deneroff
  • Christina Deroos
  • Don Edler
  • Maria Escudero
  • Maria Estevez
  • Kristin Fisher
  • Kait Gaiss
  • Antia Cea Garca
  • Lou Gerber
  • Lauryn Gerstle
  • Michael Glatzer
  • Charles Goodman
  • Lisa Greco
  • Caroline Haas
  • Fatima Haney
  • Anna Harsanyi
  • Andrea Hill
  • Fiona Holden
  • Nunu Hong
  • Christina Justiz
  • Kara Kohn-Gardner
  • Burcu Koken
  • Anke Kristoff
  • Elaine Kuoch
  • Eliza Laytner
  • Madeleine LeMieux
  • Selina Lee
  • Anke Lemmens
  • Ella Levitt
  • Dylan Lustrin
  • Julie Maskop
  • Christine Meng
  • Elizabeth Metts
  • Christina Milan
  • Claire Mitchell
  • Jay Moorthy
  • Joe Moyer
  • Natalie Nielsen
  • Paola Omboni
  • Rhiannon Platt
  • Michael Polubiec
  • Alison Preece
  • Brian Rezpka
  • Joanna Roberts
  • Valentina Roitman
  • Ivan Saragusti
  • Lenny Schnier
  • Laura Schoch
  • Elizabeth Serlenga
  • Jill Shomer
  • Emily Sloss
  • Deon Soogrim
  • Tracy Stuber
  • Esmar Sullivan
  • Kit Taylor
  • Eva Ting
  • Dana Vaughn
  • Cece Vayda
  • Ai Vuong
  • Maya Wahlen-Kipp
  • Sara Weiniger
  • Nick Wogatzke
  • Dalia Wolfson
  • Elizabeth Wu
  • Joanna Wu
  • Chloe Wyma
  • Jeanie Yeo
  • Homa Zaryouni
  • Billy Zhao
  • Limor Zisbrod
  • Annie de Mayo